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Old August 11th, 2016, 05:20 PM   #561
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Full stadiums will always present more challenges moving around. The Jays are
packing their place. The White Sox and Indians draw half as many fans.

Try walking. Smart fans park a little distance away and walk over. My preferred lot is at the southeast corner of Yonge and Lakeshore. Half the price of closer lots and a breeze to exit from. Less than 10 minutes walk away.

There's two subway stations within a five minute walk.

And along those walks, scores of great places to eat, drink and merrily people watch.
I meant when the Indians were in the middle of their 455 game sellout streak. Last time I drove and parked at US Cellular instead of taking a bus from my house was in 2005, so the place was also quite full. Cleveland gets around this by spacing the various lots along the Terminal City walkway and the river, and to the northeast of the ballpark. Leaving a White Sox game means you have access to two different Interstates and can escape in three different directions. Rogers Centre is pretty much an "all roads lead over there somewhere" setup.

I ride subways and transit every day of my life. Wasnt so much an option when the person you're going to the game with has a cast on their foot.
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Well, then, you need to get tub-thumping about the wonders of drive-in baseball in downtown Cleveland and south Chicago. They could probably do with a few more fans, esp. the Indians who are fielding a very decent team to sparse crowds.

Despite all that the Rogers Centre lacks in accommodating the automobile, the Blue Jays are pretty much sold out for most of their remaining games. The dome was built in 1989 when current building density was just a gleam in a developer's eye.

It is what it is and doing nicely despite it all. And now that you know all this, you're bound to have a better time if you ever return. Bring some comfy walking shoes. Maybe they'll have the dome spruced up by then.
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Old August 12th, 2016, 12:43 AM   #563
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Well, then, you need to get tub-thumping about the wonders of drive-in baseball in downtown Cleveland and south Chicago. They could probably do with a few more fans, esp. the Indians who are fielding a very decent team to sparse crowds.

Despite all that the Rogers Centre lacks in accommodating the automobile, the Blue Jays are pretty much sold out for most of their remaining games. The dome was built in 1989 when current building density was just a gleam in a developer's eye.

It is what it is and doing nicely despite it all. And now that you know all this, you're bound to have a better time if you ever return. Bring some comfy walking shoes. Maybe they'll have the dome spruced up by then.
If probabilities play well, I'll be watching the Indians try to close out the division in Chicago mid September.

Of course, I'm an Indians fan, so saying that probably just doomed the entire season.
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I'm betting that the proposed renovation will end the SkyDome's ability to switch between football and baseball modes, especially considering that the Argonauts have already left for BMO Field at this point.
There plans for the Rogers center retrofit was their reason for giving the Argos the boot so yes their ability to switch it to football mode will no longer be an option.
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Old August 12th, 2016, 07:04 AM   #565
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If probabilities play well, I'll be watching the Indians try to close out the division in Chicago mid September.

Of course, I'm an Indians fan, so saying that probably just doomed the entire season.
Lovely. The fans in Chicago are so graceful and tolerant of visiting teams' fans. On a positive note, it should be cool enough to comfortably wear Kevlar.

There's a big soft spot for Cleveland teams among fans from elsewhere. Great to see the Cavs finally bring a title to Cleveland. It would be fun to see the Indians contending and begin restoring their once-epic support. Just as long as it doesn't extend into the Rogers Centre. To be fair, the Indians have brought some decent numbers to Toronto in past seasons.

And, as the Browns show - and my son is a huge Browns fan - if you can't win, at least entertain. Has any stadium ever been more entertaining than the Factory of Sadness in this modern comedic masterpiece?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tRBDMMVctu8
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Old September 14th, 2016, 12:03 AM   #566
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https://twitter.com/bnicholsonsmith/...15295055212549

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#BlueJays in process of picking a design partner for Rogers Centre to help "re-envision the building for next 30 years” per Mark Shapiro.
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Mark Shapiro says design firm made #BlueJays presentation on dome update. "There’s a lot of opportunity to re-envision & modernize the bldg"
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Old September 14th, 2016, 02:02 AM   #567
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Let's hope it's not the same guys that did the renos at the Jake.
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Old October 20th, 2016, 04:34 PM   #568
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Bottom of the 9th last night

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R.I.P. Alan Thicke, host of the Opening of SkyDome

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Old December 31st, 2016, 04:47 AM   #570
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Gales of disparaging laughter blowing across the frozen tundra at BMO Field after brief discussions about the possibility of grass being installed at Rogers Centre for Blue Jays baseball.

I'm guessing that means Mark Shapiro & Friends are blowing sunshine and sugar crisp up the pantlegs of Blue Jays fans.
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Gales of disparaging laughter blowing across the frozen tundra at BMO Field after brief discussions about the possibility of grass being installed at Rogers Centre for Blue Jays baseball.

I'm guessing that means Mark Shapiro & Friends are blowing sunshine and sugar crisp up the pantlegs of Blue Jays fans.
I know this is not the forum to discuss it but would you care to elaborate since there are so many Shatkins haters trolling everywhere.

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Old January 2nd, 2017, 07:36 AM   #573
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I know this is not the forum to discuss it but would you care to elaborate since there are so many Shatkins haters trolling everywhere.
Nope. More to come soon, no doubt.
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Nope. More to come soon, no doubt.
So you're blaming the new President who's only in the second year of the job for the fact that growing grass in a 30 year old building may not be possible.
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If it isn't realistic, or even do-able, why get fans' hopes up by suggesting it might be?

The logistics - and expense - of properly venting the building after installing grass will be difficult to surmount. So, why not just say it isn't feasible? Why set fans up for disappointment?

Unless it's a tactical measure to either attract new players or discourage current players from leaving. But that will only work for so long.
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If it isn't realistic, or even do-able, why get fans' hopes up by suggesting it might be?

The logistics - and expense - of properly venting the building after installing grass will be difficult to surmount. So, why not just say it isn't feasible? Why set fans up for disappointment?

Unless it's a tactical measure to either attract new players or discourage current players from leaving. But that will only work for so long.
It wasn't Shapiro that got people's hopes up. It was Anthopolous and Beeston that brought up the talk of real grass inside the Rogers Centre.
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Whatever.

From multiple sources within the Rogers Empire, including insiders involved with Blue Jays broadcasts, I'm hearing it isn't feasible.
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The latest on the planned retrofit.

http://bluejaysnation.com/2017/2/13/...s-centre-grass
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With the Argos no longer playing at the SkyDome, are they going to completely do away with the football configuration?

The Bills still do play at the SkyDome sometimes, right?
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With the Argos no longer playing at the SkyDome, are they going to completely do away with the football configuration?

The Bills still do play at the SkyDome sometimes, right?
No, the Bills ended their Toronto series a couple of seasons ago. I dont think it was as effective as they thought it would be.
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